Thomas "Tommy" Barker
1941 - 2019
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Barker, Thomas "Tommy"
1941 - 2019
Thomas L. "Tommy" Barker, age 77 of Dublin, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019. He is predeceased by his parents: Thomas and Virginia Barker and brother-in-law, Bob Geesling. Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Jayne Barker, sister, Linda Geesling, daughters: Susan Weed, Kristen (Ritchie) Evans, step-daughters: Ronda (Felix) Garcia and Diane (CJ) Kowalke, grandchildren: Madison (Jared) Britain, Brandon (Paige) Weed, Jadon and Jenson Anderson, step-grandchildren, Sara M. Garcia and Charlie Kowalke, great-grandchildren: Jayley Britain and Camrin Weed, nieces and nephews: Robbie (Cheron) Geesling, Jenny All, Julie (John) Balzer, former wife, Kathryn "Jane" Barker as well as many loving extended family and friends. Tommy graduated from Grove City High School, class of 1960. After high school he served his nation in the US Army, 59th MP Company, Bremerhaven, Germany during the Vietnam Era. Following his military service he resided in Saint Jo, Texas. Tommy spent his civilian career as a lifetime law enforcement officer in both Ohio and Texas. Tommy was an avid marathon runner and Masters Track and Field athlete. Tommy loved to collect antique bottles, craft leather items and play guitar and piano. In addition, Tommy "The Diamondback" was a wildlife expert who specialized in rattlesnakes and other animals. Friends and family may visit Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 12 pm -2 pm with a funeral service to directly follow at 2 pm at Newcomer Southwest Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City OH. Please visit our online guest book at to share memories or to offer condolences.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jul. 19 to Jul. 22, 2019.
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July 22, 2019
Hi Jayne and family.
SO sorry to hear about Tommy. It's always so sad to lose someone you love. Your a strong person and you'll it through.
Love and prayers,
Mary and Jim Meyer
james Meyer
July 20, 2019
I never had a conversation with Tommy that didn't include antique bottle hunting, Indian arrowhead hunting and let's take off an go antique hunting. We did just that a number of times but we always started out with a breakfast at Bob Evens first. Tommy and I liked a lot of the same things so it was never a problem to get into an hours conversation with Tommy.
I will miss you Tommy, hopefully we will see each other again someday. Love you Buddy!
July 19, 2019
What a blessed day for Tom to meet his maker and regain his strength and painless journey thru eternity. God bless you Jayne as you continue your strength. You will go thru these next few days, months and years without Tom beside you only to wait to join him on the journey to be together once again.

Love and hugs!
Anita Siravo-Ridgway
July 19, 2019
Jayne we are thinking of you with our deepest sympathy. Neal & Peggy Durban
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